she says Hi to everyone in the park:

she says hi to everyone,
and if they don't respond,
she says it again until they
they acknowledge her hello.

there is of course the occasional
adult who can't be bothered by
by a toddler's effort to engage.

she doesn't care much, yet,
and says bye in equal measure
to those who engage and those
who ignore.

                may I become like her,

may I become like a toddler.